City Power is anxious concerning the theft of community fuses which contributes to most outages in areas reminiscent of Roodepoort this week, mentioned City Power Spokesperson Isaac Mangena on Saturday.
“While this theft happens across the City of Joburg, as many as 267 fuses were stolen around Roodepoort alone since the beginning of the week, with the latest happening this morning,” he mentioned.
According to Mangena, many of the theft occurs round Florida and in Roodepoort CBD.
He added that this new worrying felony phenomenon comes nearer to cable theft which has been on the rise, and that the theft of fuses not solely results in fixed outages that inconveniences the residents, however it is usually costing City Power thousands and thousands.
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Mangena appealed to residents to be vigilant and help City Power by reporting any suspicious exercise across the electrical energy infrastructure.
Mangena mentioned it isn’t but clear what the stolen fuses are used for, however that the police and Joburg Metro Police Department are helping them in an try and try to curb the theft.
Security patrols have additionally been elevated within the hotspot areas.
Mangena mentioned City Power is at present working to interchange about 12 stolen fuses which affected energy provide within the Roodepoort space.
Compiled by Kgomotso Phooko